Tarak Anada is a seasoned trial attorney and partner in the Litigation Practice Group at Jones Walker. His broad multi-industry experience enables him to develop effective litigation strategies geared toward achieving decisive and cost-effective wins for his clients. Tarak has represented individuals and organizations in numerous pro bono matters, including civil rights cases. Committed to educating the next generation of lawyers, Tarak also serves as an adjunct professor of law at the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, where he teaches a pretrial litigation seminar course.  

Tarak provides pro bono litigation services to protect animal rights and wellbeing. His recent animal law victories include successfully bringing Sec. 1983 civil rights claims against numerous police and Sherriff’s departments throughout the State of Louisiana on behalf of citizens’ whose dogs were unnecessarily killed by police officers. Tarak has secured hundreds of thousands of dollars in settlement proceeds for his clients in these cases, including the second highest settlement paid by a Louisiana Sheriff’s department since its inception. The first and third highest settlements paid by this department were for the wrongful death of humans. Mr. Anada also provides training to police and Sherriff’s departments throughout Louisiana on Fourth Amendment law as it applies to encountering canines in the line of duty. Tarak represented a family whose dog was shot by their neighbor. Although he ultimately avoided criminal prosecution, the settlement agreement made the neighbor’s bullet the most expensive one that he ever fired. Representing the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Tarak brought a claim against the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, LA for operating an illegal roadside zoo. Mr. Anada also represented the Animal Legal Defense Fund and Tofurkey in a claim against the state of Louisiana for enacting a law that violated the first amendment rights of vegan food manufacturers. The law prohibited the use of “meat terminology” such as “burger” or “steak” to be used in the packaging of non-meat products. The United States District Court of the Middle District of Louisiana agreed with plaintiffs and struck down the law as unconstitutional.